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RBC Bearings Incorporated Announces Fiscal 2016 Third Quarter Results

OXFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 3, 2016-- RBC Bearings Incorporated (Nasdaq: ROLL), a leading international manufacturer of highly-engineered precision bearings and components for the industrial, defense and aerospace industries, today reported results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2016.

                       

 

Third Quarter Highlights

 
($ in millions) Fiscal 2016 Fiscal 2015 Change
    GAAP     Adjusted (1)   GAAP     Adjusted (1)   GAAP     Adjusted (1)
Net sales $ 144.2 $ 144.2 $ 106.3 $ 106.3 35.6 % 35.6 %
Gross margin $ 53.5 $ 54.1 $ 41.7 $ 41.7 28.5 % 29.8 %
Gross margin % 37.1 % 37.5 % 39.2 % 39.2 %
Operating income $ 27.1 $ 27.6 $ 20.6 $ 22.2 31.4 % 24.5 %
Operating income % 18.8 % 19.2 % 19.4 % 20.9 %
Net income $ 17.0 $ 17.3 $ 14.1 $ 14.4 21.3 % 19.7 %
Diluted EPS $ 0.73 $ 0.73 $ 0.60 $ 0.62 21.7 % 17.7 %
(1) Results exclude items in reconciliation below.
 
                       

Nine Month Highlights

 
($ in millions) Fiscal 2016 Fiscal 2015 Change
  GAAP     Adjusted (1)   GAAP     Adjusted (1)   GAAP     Adjusted (1)
Net sales $ 435.2 $ 435.2 $ 331.9 $ 331.9 31.1 % 31.1 %
Gross margin $ 158.4 $ 165.6 $ 125.2 $ 128.9 26.5 % 28.4 %
Gross margin % 36.4 % 38.0 % 37.7 % 38.9 %
Operating income $ 73.0 $ 86.3 $ 63.1 $ 71.1 15.7 % 21.4 %
Operating income % 16.8 % 19.8 % 19.0 % 21.4 %
Net income $ 45.0 $ 53.6 $ 43.3 $ 46.9 3.8 % 14.1 %
Diluted EPS $ 1.91 $ 2.28 $ 1.85 $ 2.01 3.2 % 13.4 %
(1) Results exclude items in reconciliation below.
 

“Our third quarter results demonstrate solid operating performance, while reflecting the typical fiscal third quarter seasonality from fewer production days due to the holiday season,” said Dr. Michael J. Hartnett, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Continued strength in the aerospace sector in both commercial OEM and aftermarket activity was partially offset by softness in some industrial markets. The integration of the Sargent business is going well and we remain confident in our prospects for continued improvement in the performance of this business.”

Third Quarter Results
Net sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 were $144.2 million, an increase of 35.6% from $106.3 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2015. Net sales for the aerospace markets increased 67.0%, offset by a 0.7% decrease in industrial markets. Gross margin for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 was $53.5 million compared to $41.7 million for the same period last year. Excluding the impact of an inventory purchase accounting adjustment, gross margin would have been $54.1 million compared to $41.7 million for the same period last year. Adjusted gross margin as a percentage of net sales would have been 37.5% in the third quarter of fiscal 2016 compared to 39.2% for the same adjusted period last year.

SG&A for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 was $23.9 million, an increase of $4.6 million from $19.3 million for the same period last year. The increase of $4.6 million was attributable to an increase of $4.3 million associated with the acquisition of Sargent Aerospace, $0.4 million in incentive stock compensation expenses, $0.2 million due to personnel expenses offset by $0.3 million in expense reductions. As a percentage of net sales, SG&A was 16.5% for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 compared to 18.1% for the same period last year.

Other operating expenses for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 totaled $2.6 million, an increase of $0.8 million, compared to $1.8 million for the same period last year. For the third quarter of fiscal 2016 other operating expenses consisted mainly of $2.5 million of amortization of intangibles and $0.1 million in costs associated with the acquisition and other items. For the same period last year, other operating expenses consisted of $0.4 million of amortization of intangibles, $1.5 million in costs associated with acquisition activity, $0.1 million in costs associated with consolidation and restructuring, offset by $0.2 million of other income.

Operating income for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 was $27.1 million compared to operating income of $20.6 million for the same period last year. Excluding costs associated with acquisitions and, integration and restructuring, operating income would have been $27.6 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 compared to an adjusted $22.2 million for the same period last year. Excluding these adjustments, operating income as a percentage of net sales would have been 19.2% compared to 20.9% for the same period last year.

Net interest expense was $2.2 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 compared to $0.3 million for the same period last year.

Income tax expense for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 was $7.8 million compared to $6.1 million for the same period last year. Our effective income tax rate for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 was 31.5% compared to 30.3% for the same period last year. The effective income tax rates for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 and fiscal 2015 include discrete tax benefits of $0.2 million and $0.7 million, respectively. The effective income tax rate without these discrete tax items would have been 32.1% and 33.7%, respectively.

Net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 was $17.0 million compared to $14.1 million for the same period last year. On an adjusted basis, net income would have been $17.3 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2016, compared to an adjusted net income of $14.4 million for the same period last year.

Diluted EPS for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 was 73 cents per share compared to 60 cents per share for the same period last year. On an adjusted basis, diluted EPS for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 would have been 73 cents per share compared to an adjusted diluted EPS of 62 cents per share for the same period last year, an increase of 17.7%.

Backlog as of December 26, 2015 was $351.3 million compared to $217.5 million as of December 27, 2014.

Live Webcast
RBC Bearings Incorporated will host a webcast at 11:00 a.m. ET today to discuss the quarterly results. To access the webcast, go to the investor relations portion of the Company’s website, www.rbcbearings.com, and click on the webcast icon. If you do not have access to the Internet and wish to listen to the call, dial 877-788-4721 (international callers dial 530-379-4726) and provide conference ID # 30608812. An audio replay of the call will be available from 2:00 p.m. ET February 3rd, 2016 until 11:59 p.m. ET February 10th, 2016. The replay can be accessed by dialing 855-859-2056 (international callers dial 404-537-3406) and providing conference call ID # 30608812. Investors are advised to dial into the call at least ten minutes prior to the call to register.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In addition to disclosing results of operations that are determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), this press release also discloses non-GAAP results of operations that exclude certain items. These non-GAAP measures adjust for items that Management believes are unusual. Management believes that the presentation of these non-GAAP measures provides useful information to investors regarding the Company’s results of operations, as these non-GAAP measures allow investors to better evaluate ongoing business performance. Investors should consider non-GAAP measures in addition to, not as a substitute for, financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures disclosed in the press release with the most comparable GAAP measures are included in the financial table attached to this press release.

About RBC Bearings
RBC Bearings Incorporated is an international manufacturer and marketer of highly engineered precision bearings and components. Founded in 1919, the Company is primarily focused on producing highly technical or regulated bearing products and components requiring sophisticated design, testing and manufacturing capabilities for the diversified industrial, aerospace and defense markets. The Company is headquartered in Oxford, Connecticut.

Safe Harbor for Forward Looking Statements
Certain statements in this press release contain “forward-looking statements.” All statements other than statements of historical fact are “forward-looking statements” for purposes of federal and state securities laws, including the section of this press release entitled “Outlook”; any projections of earnings, revenue or other financial items relating to the Company, any statement of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations; any statements concerning proposed future growth rates in the markets we serve; any statements of belief; any characterization of and the Company’s ability to control contingent liabilities; anticipated trends in the Company’s businesses; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Forward-looking statements may include the words “may,” “estimate,” “intend,” “continue,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” and other similar words. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in any forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results could differ materially from those projected or assumed in any of our forward-looking statements. Our future financial condition and results of operations, as well as any forward-looking statements, are subject to change and to inherent risks and uncertainties beyond the control of the Company. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties relating to general economic conditions, geopolitical factors, future levels of general industrial manufacturing activity, future financial performance, market acceptance of new or enhanced versions of the Company’s products, the pricing of raw materials, changes in the competitive environments in which the Company’s businesses operate, the outcome of pending or future litigation and governmental proceedings and approvals, estimated legal costs, increases in interest rates, the Company’s ability to meet its debt obligations, and risks and uncertainties listed or disclosed in the Company’s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, the risks identified under the heading “Risk Factors” set forth in the Company’s most recent Annual Report filed on Form 10-K. Except as required by federal and state securities laws, the Company does not intend, and undertakes no obligation, to update or alter any forward-looking statements.

               
RBC Bearings Incorporated
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)
(Unaudited)
 
 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
December 26, December 27, December 26, December 27,
  2015     2014     2015     2014  
 
Net sales $ 144,216 $ 106,322 $ 435,220 $ 331,861
Cost of sales   90,695     64,669     276,817     206,636  
Gross margin 53,521 41,653 158,403 125,225
 
Operating expenses:
Selling, general and administrative 23,850 19,266 72,519 56,779
Other, net   2,619     1,798     12,872     5,349  
Total operating expenses 26,469 21,064 85,391 62,128
 
Operating income 27,052 20,589 73,012 63,097
 
Interest expense, net 2,238 288 6,222 820
Other non-operating (income) expense   (54 )   146     (44 )   (356 )
Income before income taxes 24,868 20,155 66,834 62,633
Provision for income taxes   7,821     6,104     21,864     19,314  
Net income $ 17,047   $ 14,051   $ 44,970   $ 43,319  
 
Net income per common share:
Basic $ 0.73 $ 0.61 $ 1.94 $ 1.88
Diluted $ 0.73 $ 0.60 $ 1.91 $ 1.85
 
Weighted average common shares:
Basic 23,220,707 23,090,635 23,197,969 23,057,864
Diluted 23,492,321 23,376,480 23,508,348 23,369,308
 
Dividends per share $ - $ - $ - $ 2.00
 
 
 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
Reconciliation of Reported Gross Margin to December 26, December 27, December 26, December 27,
Adjusted Gross Margin:   2015     2014     2015     2014  
 
Reported gross margin $ 53,521

 

$ 41,653 $ 158,403

 

$ 125,225
Inventory purchase accounting adjustment 562 - 7,188 -
Integration and restructuring   -     -     -     3,707  
Adjusted gross margin $ 54,083   $ 41,653   $ 165,591   $ 128,932  
 
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
Reconciliation of Reported Operating Income to December 26, December 27, December 26, December 27,
Adjusted Operating Income:   2015     2014     2015     2014  
 
Reported operating income $ 27,052

 

$ 20,589 $ 73,012

 

$ 63,097
Inventory purchase accounting adjustment 562 - 7,188 -
Integration and restructuring - 88 999 6,470
Acquisition costs   25     1,527     5,097     1,527  
Adjusted operating income $ 27,639   $ 22,204   $ 86,296   $ 71,094  
 
 
 
 
 
Reconciliation of Reported Net Income and Net Income Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
Per Common Share to Adjusted Net Income and December 26, December 27, December 26, December 27,
Adjusted Net Income Per Common Share:   2015     2014     2015     2014  
 
Reported net income $ 17,047

 

$ 14,051 $ 44,970

 

$ 43,319
Inventory purchase accounting adjustment (1) 385 $ - 4,789 $ -
Integration and restructuring (1) - 58 666 6,440
Acquisition costs (1) 17 1,012 3,402 1,012
Loss on extinguishment of debt (1) - - 127 -
Foreign exchange translation loss (gain) (1) (37 ) - (196 ) -
Discrete tax loss (benefit)   (154 )   (698 )   (204 )   (3,829 )
Adjusted net income $ 17,258   $ 14,423   $ 53,554   $ 46,942  
(1) After tax impact.
 
Adjusted net income per common share:
Basic $ 0.74 $ 0.62 $ 2.31 $ 2.04
Diluted $ 0.73 $ 0.62 $ 2.28 $ 2.01
 
Weighted average common shares:
Basic 23,220,707 23,090,635 23,197,969 23,057,864
Diluted 23,492,321 23,376,480 23,508,348 23,369,308
 
Dividends per share $ - $ - $ - $ 2.00
 
 
 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
December 26, December 27, December 26, December 27,
Segment Data, Net External Sales:   2015     2014     2015     2014  
 
Plain bearings segment $ 64,171 $ 53,770 $ 197,455 $ 171,101
Roller bearings segment 26,294 31,358 84,025 96,627
Ball bearings segment 12,850 14,038 38,791 41,676
Engineered products segment   40,901     7,156     114,949     22,457  
$ 144,216   $ 106,322   $ 435,220   $ 331,861  
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
December 26, December 27, December 26, December 27,
Selected Financial Data:   2015     2014     2015     2014  
 
Depreciation and amortization $ 6,698 $ 3,778 $ 19,170 $ 11,845
 
Incentive stock compensation expense $ 2,565 $ 2,196 $ 7,193 $ 6,231
 
Adjusted operating income plus depreciation/amortization        
plus incentive stock compensation expense $ 36,902 $ 28,178 $ 112,659 $ 89,170
 
 
Cash provided by operating activities $ 21,540 $ 17,677 $ 61,800 $ 62,405
 
Capital expenditures $ 4,836 $ 4,412 $ 14,635 $ 15,870
 
Total debt $ 384,974 $ 9,121
 
Cash and short-term investments $ 44,403 $ 119,240
 
Cash dividends paid to shareholders $ - $ 46,014
 
Repurchase of common stock $ 10,470 $ 7,049
 
Backlog $ 351,297 $ 217,525
 

Source: RBC Bearings Incorporated

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